Bomb Chicken

Rating Summary

Based on 17 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

Based on 17 critic reviews
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No Recommendation / Blank
Jul 13, 2018

A beautiful if brief puzzle platformer that invokes the spirit of Flash gaming.

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Jul 23, 2018

Bomb Chicken isn't an innovative, genre-shaking, powerhouse. It doesn't set out to be. Instead, you get some real solid 2D platforming action with a unique mechanic that sets it apart from its predecessors.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Bomb Chicken kind of came out of nowhere, and I completely lost track of time after my first session with it. It's good clean arcade fun with a cute mascot -- a perfect fit on Switch.

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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2018

Bomb Chicken is a visually stunning and smart game, with a lovable (and explosive) main character.

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6.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Bomb Chicken is a fun little platformer that doesn't quite manage to balance its difficulty consistently throughout its entirety. Simple mechanics and an adorable fat hen do mean though that you'll have a good time for the most part.

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70 / 100
Jul 12, 2018

Bomb Chicken is a very innovative puzzle-platformer that unfortunately suffers from a short runtime and limited replay value. However, for those that want a quick little single-player game that stars a cute chicken, there is no game better suited for the job.

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8 / 10.0
May 6, 2019

Though a touch short and overly streamlined in its vision, Bomb Chicken nonetheless offers up a tremendously entertaining, highly digestible and resolutely clever platformer that everyone will be able to enjoy.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Bomb Chicken is a classic indie puzzle-platformer that wears its developer's history and influence on its sleeve. From its Super Nintendo-inspired, colorful pixel art to its one unique platforming mechanic, Bomb Chicken is truly an education in how to put together a satisfying gaming experience—though players hoping that the length and narrative of a game like Celeste or the ability progression of a Shovel Knight might make their way into a game about a chicken that lays bombs will be a little disappointed.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2018

There's nothing particularly revolutionary about Bomb Chicken, it's enjoyable predominantly because of its classic approach and how refined each aspect of the game is including the core bomb-laying mechanic. Each level is intelligently designed and has a great sense of flow. The puzzles and enemies are fair but challenging and the controls are precise and responsive. Unlike fast food, this isn't a cheap, quick and nasty solution that will leave you regretting your purchase - this is a blast.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

Even after the initial goofiness wears off, Bomb Chicken coasts to greatness on the game's everlasting charm. It works like all effective puzzle platformers do: on a simple premise executed beautifully. Plus, it's a Chicken who poops bombs. What's not to love?

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